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Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
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Jul 15, 2011

really liked it

Due to the brutality in this book (plus there are some mildly explicit sex scenes) I give this an R rating.

This book took me a few chapters to really get into. I'm not used to reading the Alabama way of speaking, so it was a little slow going. That being said, the way the main character thinks and speaks is like its own kind of poetry. It had me wishing I could phrase things the way she does.

I thought this book did a good job showing what domestic violence is like. The main character's emotions show her as loving her husband, fearing her husband, but never really hating her husband even when she sets out to kill him. It is interesting though, that she has greater anger and hatred towards those who seem to want to help or show her sympathy.

There were several twists (albeit, small ones) that had me wondering what would happen next- right up till the very end. Over all, Joshilyn Jackson has created an in depth character who won't easily be forgotten.

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July 15, 2011 – Shelved

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